How the funding is being used
39 and 41 Westgate Street are early timber framed buildings, dating from the middle of the 16thC which may originally have been built as one property. 39 was extended upwards in the early 1800s. Both have serious structural issues and are on our ‘at risk’ register. Both have interesting timbers and the original timber framing to the side elevation of 39 is still intact and has been revealed during building investigation.
No 41 has some fragments of early rare wall papers which were uncovered when later plasterboard and skim was removed from the walls. The funding is being used to consolidate the buildings, ensuring they are watertight and structurally sound making it possible to convert the upper floors to flats.